History of Social Media-Lauren Petit

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In History
  • The First Working Computer

    The First Working Computer
    According to "When was the first computer invented?" Charles Babbage created the first mechanical computer. It doesn't resemble what a computer today would look like, but it worked in order to communicate. It is important for us to know that this is where social media all started from because without computers, I am not sure social media would be where it is today.
  • First Internet Platform-CompuServe

    First Internet Platform-CompuServe
    According to "The Complete History of Social Media: Then and Now," CompuServe was the first form of internet that allowed email and its users to communicate through virtual newsletter.
  • First Email Ever Sent

    First Email Ever Sent
    According to "The First Email...," Ray Tomlinson sent the first ever email to himself. He said that the message was of no substance and probably said something like, "QWERTYIOP."
  • First Phone With Internet-Nokia 9000

    First Phone With Internet-Nokia 9000
    According to "15 Fantastic Firsts on the Internet," the Nokia 9000 was the first phone with internet. It was launched in Finland in 1996, but the prices to access the internet were very high. The Nokia 9000 was the birth of internet on a phone.
  • First Recognizable Social Media Site-Six Degrees

    First Recognizable Social Media Site-Six Degrees
    "The Complete History of Social Media: Then and Now," says that the first actual social media site was called six degrees. One could upload a profile about themselves and make friends with other users.
  • Myspace

    Myspace
    According to "The History of Social Media from 1978-2012," Myspace was created. Myspace is a social media platform that got the ball rolling and became the most popular social networking site in the U.S. in 2006.
  • Facebook Was Founded

    Facebook Was Founded
    According to "Timeline: Social Media," Facebook was founded by Harvard students, lead by Mark Zuckerberg. It is now one of the largest social media platforms of all time.
  • First YouTube Video Posted

    First YouTube Video Posted
    "The First Ever...," states that the first YouTube video was posted of the San Diego Zoo by the now co-founder, Jawed Karim. YouTube is now watched by 1,300,000,000 people in the world, with almost 5 billion videos being watched daily and 300 videos being created a minute!
  • The Fight for Facebook-Legal Stuff

    The Fight for Facebook-Legal Stuff
    The "History of Social Media from 1978-2012," says that around 2006, the company Viacom came in with an offer to buy Facebook for $1.5 billion, but the offer was declined. Yahoo! then came with an offer for $1 billion, but yet again, it was declined.
  • Twitter is Born

    Twitter is Born
    The "History of Social Media from 1978-2012," says that Twitter was born around 2006, with the first ever tweet being made by co-founder Jack Dorsey. Twitter is now one of the most popular social media sites of my generation (Gen Z).
  • Instrgram is Born

    Instrgram is Born
    According to "Kevin Systrom In His Own Words...," Instagram was created by him and his buddy Mike Krieger exclusively for IOS on the iPhone. It is a social media site for photo and video sharing. Instagram is now (along with Twitter), one of the most popular social media sites as of now. 1 billion people use instagram every month.
  • Legal Issues In Missouri

    Legal Issues In Missouri
    In Missouri, a teacher sues the state because of the "Facebook law," says "Timeline: Social Media." This law stated that teachers must not contact students through web-sites that are not work related. She sues them because it inhibits her from connecting with her OWN child via Facebook.